Keith Olbermann Suspended Controversy?

MSNBC has suspended anchor Keith Olbermann without pay for an indefinite period. There is a political controversy behind Keith Olbermann and his democratic donations.
Last month, Olbermann made contributions of $2,400 apiece to the campaigns of three Democratic politicians.
Does anyone know who those politicians were?
Will this suspension lead to Keith Olbermann's departure from MSNBC? Do you consider MSNBC's decision to suspend Keith Olbermann a founded decision?

asked by Stick in Politics | 2424 views | 11-05-2010 at 08:21 PM

Keith Olbermann made personal campaign contributions to three Democratic candidates ahead of Tuesday’s election, a potential violation of the company’s ethics policies.
The beneficiaries of Olbermann’s career-damaging generosity include two Arizona Congress members, Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords, and Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway. (Grijalva had appeared on Olbermann’s show, Countdown, earlier that day.)

Per MSNBC policy, political donations are only allowed if the person doing so has obtained permission from the president of MSNBC News.

No one at NBC News, MSNBC’s parent, would speculate about what this might mean for Mr. Olbermann’s future, though one NBC executive privately suggested this was not a step toward firing him.

Mr. Olbermann has become one of the most visible liberal commentators on television. His show has become the model for an entire lineup of like-minded commentators at MSNBC.

Although Rupert Murdoch contributed $2m (£1.23m) to the Republicans and commentators from his Fox News network also made donations, papers such as the New York Times, National Public Radio and television channels such as CNN and MSNBC seek to maintain strict neutrality.

Keith Olberman was obvious in the wrong here, if he violated MSNBC's rules and regulations.

However, to condemn him the same as Fox news is just plain silly. None of his contributions were specifically targeted to destroy a sitting president, as Fox news has said many times.

answered by Shaun | 11-05-2010 at 08:22 PM

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